Bowing to pressure from powerful special interests, GOP leaders are trying to give big utilities a monopoly on solar power’s future in Kentucky and save an old coal-fired electricity plant TVA wants to close.
In preparation for the eventual sale of Kentucky’s Helm Place, possessions of Mary Todd Lincoln’s favorite sister and her children are up for sale. The best historic items have already gone to museums.
Ralph Steadman retrospective features his long collaboration with writer Hunter S. Thompson, which began in 1970 with an alcohol-fueled trip to do the famous “decadent and depraved” Kentucky Derby story.
Lexington bishop says he has been threatened with defamation lawsuit for criticizing Covington Catholic students for wearing “Make America Great Again” caps at the March for Life in Washington, D.C.. Bishop John Stowe says boys shouldn’t have been wearing Trump caps at March for Life.
With no public input, notice or comment, Kentucky officials gave Boone Station State Historic Site to a church. What historic site will be next to go as part of “reducing the footprint of state government”?
The viral videos of confrontation between Covington Catholic boys in MAGA caps and other protesters in Washington underscore argument that private schools with political agendas shouldn’t get tax subsidies.
Since the Kentucky Supreme Court upheld a judge’s ruling that the state pension overhaul was unconstitutional, Gov. Matt Bevin and GOP lawmakers have talked “judicial reform.” History shows that’s a bad idea.
Lexington Mayor Jim Gray’s 8-year tenure will be remembered for many accomplishments, but perhaps most of all for his big-picture thinking and dedication to bringing in top talent to rejuvenate downtown.
Restoration of the old Fayette County Courthouse has highlighted fine limestone carvings by noted Southern sculptor Frederick Bullen Miles, who also did Biltmore mansion and Atlanta’s Candler Building.
Despite controlling the governor’s office and legislature, Kentucky Republicans can’t pass pension-overhaul laws for teachers, workers, retirees without political tricks and stunts to avoid public scrutiny.
Gov. Matt Bevin had a rough week. The Kentucky Supreme Court unanimously struck down pension law. He attacked journalists planning to investigate him. A report refuted some of his economic development claims.
Kentucky Supreme Court strikes important blow against “sewer” politics by voiding the Republican pension overhaul. Gov. Matt Bevin and legislative leaders respond by attacking the court. They should be ashamed.